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Posted on: November 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Veterans Day Observance

2023 Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Municipal offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of the holiday.

State & Town Committee Nomination Deadline

The state deadline for State & Town Committee Nomination papers is 5 PM on Friday, November 10, 2023.  As the Town House will be closed, call the Town Clerk's Office at 978-318-3080 for building access to drop off nominations papers.  For more information on the State & Town Committee Nomination process, see the Secretary of the Commonwealth page.

Veterans Day Observance

The Public Ceremonies and Celebration Committee is hosting the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 8 AM on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  The Flag Retirement Ceremony is a Concord Veteran’s Day tradition that enables Concordians the opportunity to retire their American Flags in a respectful and appropriate manner.  This local ceremony was established in 1965 by James Carroll, Francis McDonald, Bernard Rushe, Thomas Tombeno, and Clark McClevin.  They felt that the many cemetery flags, which were torn and faded from being left in place through the fall and winter months, honored neither our nation’s colors nor our departed veterans.  It was decided that each year, on Veteran’s Day, the worn flags would be collected by the Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee and retired in an appropriate manner.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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